When as big a star as J. Cole, album releases are events. Even when minimal notice is given.
Such was the case for the Hip-Hop titan’s latest offering ‘KOD’ – which arrived with a week’s lead-in.
The set – which bears three simultaneous translations: ‘Kidz On Drugz,’ ‘King Overdose,’ and ‘Kill Our Demonz’ – was preceded by surprise shows in New York and London.
Was the hype enough to help Cole deliver commercially? The first week forecasts are in, as such the answer awaits below…
Per Hits Daily Double, Jermaine will easily premiere atop of the Billboard 200 and will do so with the year’s second largest opening numbers. Here’s how they look:
[Sales Plus Streaming]
As earlier reported, the rapper was gifted a huge boost from on-demand plays after shattering several streaming records.
The pure sales are a little on the slim side given the performance of previous projects. But the SPS ultimately dictates chart position and which plaques are heading his way. Hence, it’s unlikely he’ll be losing any sleep.
In any case, what are…